Thinking to purchase a new car this year? The 2023 Kia Sedona is one of the great cars you can choose if you’re looking for a people-carrier car.
Kia Sedona may not be heard anymore since its name was changed to Kia Carnival. However, some people may not acknowledge this change, hence they are wondering what improvement the 2023 Kia Sedona will bring. Unfortunately, Kia has not exposed anything about this car’s improvement still. Hence, people are making assumptions about what will they see in the upcoming Kia Sedona.
It’s Said to be Similar to a Minivan
It is not an SUV, but not a sedan as well. Then what is Kia Sedona? From many sources, you will find out that this car, especially for their 2023 release, is an SUV-inspired vehicle.
For the upcoming release, it is said that Kia will provide Sedona (or Carnival, we should say) a longer hood on its top. Its front façade is designed to have this sporty and strong ‘vibe’. Aside from that, it is quite difficult to find what comes different in this version of the Kia Sedona.
From its side, you can see that the car remains a sliding door and large windows. These, as many sources mentioned, are the ‘indicators’ that this car is putting people carrier. With its skid plate found on its front side, it helps you to understand that this car is more people carrier compared to being an SUV.
Another thing to spot from the 2023 Kia Sedona is its full-width LED light on its rear side, while for its front, you can see its tiger-nose grille and high-beam headlights. The grille is equipped with a diamond mesh.
The longer hood plays a bit of a game to add to the overall car’s length. Compared to the previous release, this Kia lineup grows 1.6 inches. Not much, but this comes as a tandem with the car’s longer wheelbase.
The Interior Aspect
What can you expect from the 2023 Kia Sedona interior? Let’s talk about it from its frontmost interior side.
The dashboard is the house of two screens—one is assigned as a digital measuring cluster, while another screen is mainly assigned for entertainment screen and of course, navigation purposes.
There is no information mentioning that the car will use a new entertainment software, but let’s expect it to come with lots of refreshing features. Android and Apple smartphone connectivity will mainly exist in this upcoming release of Kia Sedona.
What’s next we should convey is that this car lineup has a huge towing capacity. As we said, the car is more to be a people carrier than an SUV. As we gathered the information, we found out that the car can even bring 11 passengers in 4 rows. Hence, if you are traveling with family, using this car can be a good solution to bring many people all at once.
What about the materials used for the seating? There isn’t a lot of information talking about it, but who doesn’t hope that Kia will provide an improvement for its seating material?
What about the Car’s Engine?
Is Kia Sedona a bad car to drive if you are looking for a fast car? Well, it’s not that bad, but the 2023 Kia Sedona isn’t expected to provide you with a much more powerful car. This car is expected to be equipped with a better engine other than V6.
However, if Kia still uses this type of engine, we can expect that the power production of the upcoming Sedona will be around 290 HP with an engine capacity of 3.5-L. As for the torque, this Kia Sedona is expected to be able to produce 247 lb.-ft.
What about the drivetrain? According to sources, this car is equipped with a front-wheel drive. Unfortunately, you won’t find that this car provides an option to upgrade this drivetrain into an all-wheel-drive or whatever drivetrain system that you want.
Regarding the safety aspect, there are lots of safety assistance techs you can obtain which will help you to drive safely. That said, you should expect a lot of features that will help you from its braking system to other things you don’t realize.
So, that is the detail of the 2023 Kia Sedona whose features are predicted based on the current version. What do you think of this car? Will it suit your style and need? If so, that’d be great if you prepare your cash for around $32,000.